#1
First up is the amplifier. Back in December i went on a testing spree for an amp that could meet my needs for different genres. Something versatile and that i would be certain to love for years to come. I tried pretty much every amp suggested by the members of this forums as well as my friends and ultimately opted for the Orange Rockerverb 50 MKII.

I bought the head and a corresponding 2x12 cab from the guys at Humbucker (great bunch). I ended up with the Orange for a number of reasons: i love the British tones more than the American ones more often than not. Another reason i got the Orange is that it doesnt have fifty thousand knobs and switches, its a straightforward and amp dialing in your tone is relatively simple.

The clean channel is absolutely incredible imo. To me they sounds like a deeper and darker version of a Fender twin. To me thats a plus because i have a bias towards darker and deeper tones. The reverb is certainly not Fender spring reverb competition but its quite good compared to the rest of the amps i tested.

The Dirty channel has incredible range and this is really where the amp trully shines for me. Dialed down you get a nice classic crunch and if you lower the volume on the guitar you get a great dirty blues sound. Turn up the gain and you have tones that range from classic rock to metal. The amp doesnt seem to be able to do some of the crazy high gain present in modern Death metal bands but i dont play that style of music so its of little concern for me. Either way i am sure a boost would surely fix that.

Ive had this amp for 3 months now and i waited to make the post in order to pass the honeymoon period and make a more objective review.

Without further delay:




Today i also received my long-awaited Carvin orders.

Here is the CS6:



And here is the DC4 (i added the Bigsby upon arrival):



And here is a shot of the whole rig:

#4
wow excellent scores there
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#5
Very nice haul! Quite jealous over here!

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#6
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Very nice gear. Lefty guitars always look so weird to me. xD


You know i have a friend who comes over every time i buy a new a guitar and he always tells me the same thing: "Its a beautiful guitar but its a shame the factory made it wrong." Your comment kinda reminded me of that cuz he was here when i was taking the pics lol
#10
Beautiful. HNSD! Oranges are awesome, though I have never tried a Carvin... but they look very nice, and I'm sure they sound divine.


Edit and off topic: I noticed that you have a Way Huge fuzz pedal. I'm in the market for a fuzz, so I must ask, how is it?
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Beautiful. HNSD! Oranges are awesome, though I have never tried a Carvin... but they look very nice, and I'm sure they sound divine.


Edit and off topic: I noticed that you have a Way Huge fuzz pedal. I'm in the market for a fuzz, so I must ask, how is it?


I think the Swollen Pickle its a great fuzz for the money. Very versatile though i think it leans very heavily towards boosting the bottom end of the frequencies. The great think about it is that if you still happen to not find the right tone with all the knobs it has there two other pots inside you can adjust. Certainly worth testing if you're in the market.
#14
Beautiful! Happy new shitload of gear day! Have fun!
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#15
Thats pretty sweet. I like the look of the Carvin. I'm sure it looks even better with proper lighting.

Pretty damn good haul!

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#16

nice dude. you got some serious bang for buck pieces there.

i love my PPC212's, i can't manage to keep the stock speakers in them though.

excellent haul.

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#17
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Thats pretty sweet. I like the look of the Carvin. I'm sure it looks even better with proper lighting.

Pretty damn good haul!



Yeah the finish on the CS6 is quite impressive and it really shines which proper lighting. I took a pic of it up close with flash when it arrived and i really liked the result. Check it out:

#18
This entire rig is beautiful! I'm not a fan of "copy" guitars but those carvins are very pretty, especially the one with the bigsby. I'm jealous of the organization of all your stuff too haha.
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#20
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I think the Swollen Pickle its a great fuzz for the money. Very versatile though i think it leans very heavily towards boosting the bottom end of the frequencies. The great think about it is that if you still happen to not find the right tone with all the knobs it has there two other pots inside you can adjust. Certainly worth testing if you're in the market.

Ah, Thanks man. I'll try it out tomorrow while I'm at GC (if they got a new shipment in that is ). And like I sayed before those guitars are beautiful. Post some clips of those plugged into the Orange ASAFP, 'kay?
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#22
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Sleep with one eye open, that rig just might disappear one night <3

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No kidding, my rig is worth more than my car lmao
#23
Yeah that thing shines in the right light! Thanks for the pics of the pronz..
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#24
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Yeah that thing shines in the right light! Thanks for the pics of the pronz..


Looks beautiful and feels incredible, not to mention it sounds great too. I know how the black DC would look like, i was more concerned on how the CS6 finish would turn out. Im happy to say it was exactly what i was thinking of.
#25
Thank God you flipped the images. I threw up in my mouth a little.



J/k. That's an awesome NAD/NGD!
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#28
Where are those sound clips, Boy!
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For me, bedroom levels is a cranked plexi half stack.

Now get off my ****ing lawn.


#29
Quote by Remnest
First up is the amplifier. Back in December i went on a testing spree for an amp that could meet my needs for different genres. Something versatile and that i would be certain to love for years to come. I tried pretty much every amp suggested by the members of this forums as well as my friends and ultimately opted for the Orange Rockerverb 50 MKII.

I bought the head and a corresponding 2x12 cab from the guys at Humbucker (great bunch). I ended up with the Orange for a number of reasons: i love the British tones more than the American ones more often than not. Another reason i got the Orange is that it doesnt have fifty thousand knobs and switches, its a straightforward and amp dialing in your tone is relatively simple.

The clean channel is absolutely incredible imo. To me they sounds like a deeper and darker version of a Fender twin. To me thats a plus because i have a bias towards darker and deeper tones. The reverb is certainly not Fender spring reverb competition but its quite good compared to the rest of the amps i tested.

The Dirty channel has incredible range and this is really where the amp trully shines for me. Dialed down you get a nice classic crunch and if you lower the volume on the guitar you get a great dirty blues sound. Turn up the gain and you have tones that range from classic rock to metal. The amp doesnt seem to be able to do some of the crazy high gain present in modern Death metal bands but i dont play that style of music so its of little concern for me. Either way i am sure a boost would surely fix that.

Ive had this amp for 3 months now and i waited to make the post in order to pass the honeymoon period and make a more objective review.

Without further delay:




Today i also received my long-awaited Carvin orders.

Here is the CS6:



And here is the DC4 (i added the Bigsby upon arrival):



And here is a shot of the whole rig:





I just saw your post on the Carvin forums the other day! Congratulations man! I might pick up an Orange myself in the future because I really dig the Orange amplifiers to! They have great range like you said and that's one reason I really like them.
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#30
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Where are those sound clips, Boy!


Just got back from a 7 day cruise so i havent had time to record anything lol. Ill start work on that soon
#31
Awesome rig. Simple, yet versatile.
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#32
All your guitars are upside down.


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#33
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All your guitars are upside down.


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LMAO no sir, its the other 90% of guitar users who have upside down guitars
#34
DAT BLUE!!!!!


nice scores u have there sir!
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#35
beautiful simplistic rig. you got a killer of an amp, some nice pedals and guitars. and it is all so neatly straightened in the corner.

my studio is a disaster. its so bad right now that i have an amp and a few guitars in another bedroom just do avoid the clutter... so i really do appreciate neatness.
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#36
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beautiful simplistic rig. you got a killer of an amp, some nice pedals and guitars. and it is all so neatly straightened in the corner.

my studio is a disaster. its so bad right now that i have an amp and a few guitars in another bedroom just do avoid the clutter... so i really do appreciate neatness.


Lack of room requires me to keep it neat or ill have many accidents in my room lol. I also like to keep the rig as simple as possible since moving things around and connecting stuff for jamming sessions gets tedious. I am actually considering dropping a few hardly used pedals from the main pedal board but we'll see.